Strobing, baking, contouring ... Expressions that are multiplying on social networks to illustrate new trends make-up. To carve the face or camouflage skin imperfections, these techniques are democratized thanks to celebrities and influencers who swear by these methods to display a perfect complexion. However, if they have thousands of followers in Europe and the United States, they remain the poles of the Japanese philosophy that advocates natural glamor.
Japanese beauty rituals are not just a routine to take care of yourself. They are now part of a real lifestyle based on a combination of ancient techniques and modern methods to promote the well-being of the body. Avant-garde but still attached to its roots, the Japanese archipelago knew how to use natural ingredients to get on the podium of the most famous countries for a skin zero defect.
Rice, honey, tomato and lemon, here are the key ingredients of the mask that we present today. Rich in proven virtues, they will allow you to find a fresh and toned face to mitigate the marks of time and fight against impurities that tarnish its brightness.
What are the lemon benefits ?
Used in cooking for the preparation of tasty dishes, rice is also an essential beauty ally. In the form of powder, milk or flour, it sublimates the skin thanks to its content of inositol, one of its most important active ingredients. The latter gives a real boost to the blood circulation, improves the elasticity of the skin, regulates the production of sebum and slows the aging of the cells to fight against the appearance of wrinkles. In addition, a study has shown that baths of 30 minutes per day containing rice starch (powdered) would have allowed patients with skin irritations to improve the healing capacity of the epidermis by 20% .
For deeply plumped and moisturized skin, tomatoes can be very useful. Rich in water, mineral salts, and lycopene, it promotes hydration while acting as a shield to free radicals that cause aging cells. In addition, its vitamin C content promotes the fight against hyperpigmentation and photo-aging related to increased exposure to UV rays.
Beyond its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, honey is a powerful natural exfoliant to find a soft skin without going through an abrasive action. Alexandra Soveral, beauty professional and facial specialist of British origin swears by the golden elixir she has been using for nearly 15 years at Vogue magazine. Indeed, the latter would, according to the "facial" to eliminate dead cells and booster cell renewal to find a radiant complexion!
Like tomatoes, lemon contains antioxidant vitamin C, which is very useful for fresh skin with no imperfections. Astringent, the citrus also helps to give a boost to the face and fight against a dull complexion. Depending on your preferences and skin type, you can choose to add it to your beauty mask or not.
½ tomato in small dice (of biological origin)
1 tablespoon of rice powder
1 teaspoon of organic honey
1 tablespoon of organic lemon juice
To start, wash your tomato and cut a half in small dice. Put them in a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix until you have a smooth mixture, then apply to your face and let stand for 15 to 20 minutes. You just have to rinse!
Warnings: If you decide to include lemon in your recipe, do not forget that citrus is photo-sensitizing and it is strongly recommended not to expose yourself to the sun after its application on the skin.
For any ingredient used for a beauty mask, it is strongly recommended to perform an allergy test beforehand.